Is a solar-powered electric vehicle right for you?

Go Solar has established a calculator that helps you make an informed decision about how solar can fuel your personal transportation. With a solar-powered electric vehicle you can save money on gasoline and maintenance, while saving energy and shrinking your carbon footprint.
 EV Auto

Boater's Guide -
Interactive e-Book

The latest version of the popular Southern California Boater's Guide from The Bay Foundation and California State Parks is now available as a free download from iTunes. The Guide contains valuable harbor information, including proper waste disposal and fueling procedures.
Boater's Guide Free Download


Drive Clean

Looking to reduce your carbon footprint, save money or just contribute less to that nasty smog? The California Air Resources Board provides an online buying guide to the cleanest, most efficient cars on the market. 


Green Fleet

The City of Santa Monica has been greening its fleet of vehicles for years. For other municipalities considering making similar decisions, and for anyone interested in the latest alternative technologies, has a round-up of the current state of the field. 


Ready, Set, Charge

The electical utility serving Santa Monica, Southern California Edison, has a library of resources to help consumers Get Ready to Plug-In.
The prevailing wisdom from pundits in the "green media" is that California will play a leading role ushering in widespread adoption of electric cars in the United States and abroad. So for all early-adopters and those in the vanguard of the environmentally responsible, this is a great time to lead by example.

Big Blue Bus

SMC students and staff can now ride the City's Big Blue Bus line for FREE, Any Line, Any Time. Way to go, SMC!  Thanks to a partnership of the Associated Students, Santa Monica College and the Big Blue Bus, students and staff can now get around a lot easier. Info on the Big Blue Bus website can help you plan your trip, or call BBB Customer Service for help at (310) 451-5444.


Many of our environmental challenges are related to transportation. The transportation related decisions that we make as individuals have local and global environmental implications.  Alternatives like riding public transportation, an electric skateboard, or bicycles to work or school reduces traffic, improves air & water quality and can save you money.

Santa Monica is committed to offering premium transit alternatives in the Big Blue Bus or bike paths, and clean vehicle information.  Further, Santa Monica is setting important goals for a sustainable future.



Getting around has its challenges, but going green has never been easier.  The market is offering up new products all the time.  Survey the Greenest, and keep your sights on the Meanest too.
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